White, nodding flowers grow underneath the large foliage of this woodland perennial. The fowers are 2" wide with 6-9 petals.
Mayapple is another choice selection for a native groundcover. They form large colonies over several years and can shade out smaller plants, so give this one room in your garden. A better use of this perennial is to help naturalize or stablize large areas that are prone to erosion.
Box turtles are one of the animals that relish the fruit that gives this perennial its common name.
The large, umbrella-like foliage of the Mayapple is the main attraction for this perennial. The light-green leaves can reach a diameter of 10".